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Poster: tank_tuba Date: Feb 8, 2009 3:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 5/8/77 Revisited (Sorry)

Yeah, me too. Through my life I've owned copies of the Grease soundtrack on 8-track, LP, and CD.

But I've also found that you don't score a lot of points with the ladies if you can hit those falsetto notes.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Feb 8, 2009 7:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 5/8/77 Revisited (Sorry)

tell it to Frankie Valli, the ladies love him!

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Feb 8, 2009 12:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 5/8/77 Revisited (Sorry)

MandoJammer...

I agree that what's most interesting about the 5/8/77 S>F is in fact the "breathability" of the version...I don't think it;'s the best one, and in fact I think the Fire actually goes on a bit longer than it needs to, but it's a little like how a great comedian like Jack Benny could get a bigger laugh by pausing and saying nothing rather than trying to fill the spaces with a lot of needless overkill...it's a great version as others pointed out, too, b/c Phil really leads the way and both songs--but espcially Fire--are just MADE for the bass.

Overally, never apologize for Barton Hall. Like anything that's astoundingly popular, it suffers from the backlash effect, but it must be mentioned in any "best of" Dead show discussion...even if there are in fact better shows from that same year (and I do believe there are.)

Besides, everyone knows 10/29/77 is the best show the Dead ever played ;-)